Articles

The Christian Doctrine of God in the East from the Beginnings of Islam to the Present

This volume gathers papers presented at the symposium on the Christian Doctrine of God in the Mashriq held at the graduate school of the George August University of Göttingen under the title “Images of God, Gods and the World.” With it Martin Tamcke, expert in Eastern Church studies and History at the University, has broken fresh ground for “a theological history of the diverse traditions of the Christian Orient” (p. VIII).

My God is Now Allah and I Gladly Follow His Laws

Cornelia Filter studied German literature and history. She worked for various newspapers and magazines, such as Die Zeit, Frankfurter Rundschau, Brigitte, and above all Emma. Today, she is a public relations consultant for SOLWODI, an organization that is active on behalf of foreign-born girls in Germany, who have fallen victim to forced prostitution, arranged marriages and domestic violence.

The Koran. Arabic-German. Translation and commentary by Adel Theodor Khoury

The text of this further German-Arabic version of the Koran is based on the 1987 translation of the well-known Professor emeritus of Religious Science at the Roman Catholic theological faculty of the University of Münster (Westphalia), T. A. Khoury, published in association with leading Muslim theologians including the General Secretary of the Muslim World Congress.

(Deutsch) Rezension: The Islamist: Why I joined radical Islam in Britain, what I saw inside and why I left

Mohamed M. Husain’s book is a protest against political Islam. It is based on his own experience as a British Muslim of Indian descent who grew up in London, rebelled against the traditional Islam of his parents and became an extremist. He eventually saw the error of his concepts and activities. The book is captivating and extremely timely. Why are young educated British Muslims becoming extremists?

(Deutsch) Zusammenfassung des Bundesverfassungsschutzberichtes 2008

(Deutsch) Nach dem Verfassungsschutzbericht 2008 ist Deutschland weiter „Teil eines weltweiten Gefahrenraums“ und befindet sich im „unmittelbaren Zielspektrum islamistisch-terroristischer Gruppierungen“.

IfI Press Release on the Occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, 2009

Bonn (March 26, 2009) – Islam scholar Prof. Dr. Christine Schirrmacher from the Institute of Islamic Studies, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, has warned against condemning statements critical of Islam as an expression of racism.

Stefan Wild: God, Man and Prophet in the Koran

Wild’s essay provides a clearlywritten and useful summary of the Koranic view of God and human beings. His discussion of Islamic and non-Islamic concepts of revelation brings out clearly the immense gulf which continues to separate the two positions.